National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Sept. 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. This is a day to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, which more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were forced to attend beginning in 1920 under the Indian Act. The first residential school was established in 1831, and the last residential school closed in 1996.
To learn more about the history of residential schools or to read the Memorial Register of children who went to residential schools and never returned home, visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's website here.
To learn more about the Town of Canmore's commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, click here